The cumulative number of deaths worldwide approaches 1.36 million, the epidemic continues to rise in multiple states in the United States
China News Service, Beijing, November 20 Telecom news:The latest data from the World Health Organization website shows that as of 17:13 on the 19th Central European Time (0:13 on the 20th, Beijing time), the number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia worldwide increased by 594,542 compared with the previous day, reaching 55,928,327; The number of deaths increased by 9989 to 1,344,003. According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of about 10:53 on the 20th Beijing time, the cumulative number of confirmed cases worldwide has exceeded 56.8 million, reaching 56822606, and the cumulative number of deaths has reached 1,359,120.
The United Nations Regional Sexual Crime and Justice Research Institute issued a research report on the 18th that terrorism, violent extremism and organized crime groups are trying to take advantage of the new crown pandemic and frequent activities to undermine the government’s response to the epidemic Measures to try to incite potential terrorists to maliciously spread the new crown virus through social media.
The Americas:The U.S. epidemic continues to rise and the epidemic prevention measures are tightened again
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, as of Beijing time At 11 o’clock on the 20th, the total number of confirmed cases in the United States reached 11,713,242, and there were 252,514 deaths.
As the new crown virus continues to spread locally, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its latest update on the 19th The guidance on epidemic prevention and control calls on Americans not to travel during Thanksgiving. CDC integrated the results of multiple models that day and predicts that by December 12th, 276,000 to 298,000 people will die of new coronary pneumonia in the United States.
Faced with the severe situation of the epidemic, the United States has tightened its epidemic prevention measures again in many places. California Governor Newsom announced on the 19th that most areas in California will implement a”curfew” and all non-essential activities and gatherings are not allowed between 10 pm and 5 am. New York Mayor Bai Sihao said on the same day that at the current rate of increase in cases, New York City may reach the”Orange Zone” standard set by New York State within one to two weeks, and stricter epidemic prevention measures will be taken by then. On the same day, the public school system in New York City closed again less than two months after school started.
Under the influence of the spread of the epidemic and new restrictions, the recovery of the US labor market is slowing down, and the unemployment rate may rise again. According to data released by the US Department of Labor on the 19th, in the week ending November 14, the number of first-time jobless claims in the United States increased by 31,000 to 742,000 from the previous month, higher than market expectations and rising for the first time in five weeks.
Europe:The cumulative number of confirmed cases in France exceeded 2.08 million
Hans Kluge, Director of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, pointed out on the 19th that There were more than 29,000 deaths from the new crown in Europe every week, which is equivalent to one death every 17 seconds. But he said that measures taken by governments to curb the spread of the virus are paying off. He also warned countries not to lift restrictions prematurely because of the pursuit of political or economic interests.
The epidemic data released by the French Ministry of Health on the evening of the 19th showed that there were 21,150 new confirmed cases in France that day, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases exceeded 2.08 million, reaching 2,086,288. French Minister of Health, Verandan pointed out that day, due to the anxiety caused by the second wave of the epidemic, the mental health of the people”has deteriorated significantly from late September to early November.” The psychological problems include fear of being infected by the virus, fear of death, and worry. Unemployment, etc.
According to real-time data from Germany’s”Times Online”, as of 18:00 on the 19th, a total of 867,315 people have been diagnosed in Germany. In response to the effectiveness of the second round of”cities lockdown” measures implemented in Germany for nearly three weeks, Willer, director of the Robert Koch Institute of the Federal Agency for Disease Control in Germany, said that the current round of”cities lockdown” has received preliminary results, although the new The number of newly confirmed cases is still at a high level, but the trend of the data is beginning to stabilize. But Willer warned that the current epidemic is still”very severe” and it is not clear whether the German epidemic has seen an inflection point.
Russia’s new crown virus epidemic prevention and control headquarters said on the 19th that the total number of new crown infections in Russia exceeded 2 million, and the number of new cases in a single day exceeded 23,000 for the first time.
According to data released by the Slovenian government on the 19th, there were 2064 new confirmed cases in the country in the past 24 hours, and a total of 60,887 confirmed cases; 45 new deaths, the highest number of deaths in a single day since the epidemic , A total of 964 deaths. The spokesperson of the Sri Lankan government’s new crown epidemic, Jerko Kachin, said on the same day that the current epidemic situation in the country is worrying and people should stay at home as much as possible.
According to the Croatian News Agency on the 19th, the latest test report of the Croatian Health Minister Beloš showed positive. According to a report from the Civil Defense Headquarters on the 19th, there were 3146 newly confirmed cases in the country in the past 24 hours, and a total of 93,879 confirmed cases.
Asia:Japan stipulates that immunization of the new crown vaccine is a”national obligation”
According to the statistics of the Japan Broadcasting Association TV station, as of 20:30 on the 19th, Japan is the same day There were 2,377 newly confirmed cases, a new high since the outbreak. The number of newly confirmed cases exceeded 2,000 for two consecutive days. The number of new cases in Tokyo, Osaka Prefecture, Hokkaido, Chiba Prefecture and other places on the 19th also reached a record high. Among them, the number of newly diagnosed cases in Tokyo exceeded 500 for the first time in a single day, reaching 534 cases, with a total of 36,256 confirmed cases. On the 19th, Tokyo raised the alert level of the epidemic to the highest level 4. The Japanese House of Representatives passed an amendment to the”Vaccination Law” on the 19th. The bill stipulates that inoculation of the new crown vaccine is a”national obligation”, and the government will fully cover the vaccination costs.
From 0:00 on the 19th, Seoul, South Korea will increase the social distancing and epidemic prevention level from level 1 to level 1.5, which is tentatively maintained for two weeks. The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced a number of new measures that day to strengthen epidemic prevention and control and reduce community spread. Seoul Acting Mayor Xu Zhengxie said that in the past week, there were 125.6 new confirmed cases per day in the South Korean metropolitan area, of which Seoul City’s cases accounted for about 59.8%, and the epidemic continued to worsen. He introduced that the municipal government will take three major measures to improve the epidemic prevention standards of public facilities, strengthen daily life prevention efforts, and strengthen publicity and supervision.
Oceania and Africa:Samoa has found its first confirmed case of new crown
The Prime Minister of the South Pacific island nation of Samoa, Tuilaepa, announced on the 19th that the country The first confirmed case of the new crown was found, and the confirmed case was a male seafarer returning from New Zealand. The seaman who returned to Samoa from Auckland, New Zealand on the 13th tested positive for the new coronavirus on the evening of the 18th, but tested negative again on the morning of the 19th. Despite this, the man is still regarded as a person infected with the new crown virus and is currently isolated in a hospital in the capital Apia.
According to the latest data released by the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of about 11 o’clock on the 20th, Beijing time, more than 2.01 million confirmed cases were reported in the region, reaching 2016067; the total number of deaths reached 48,439. The African Union and the health departments of African countries call on the public to be vigilant and prevent the epidemic from rebounding. (End)
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